Photo by Will Luo on Flickr.
06 Sep 2017

No End In Sight For Big Agriculture’s Push To Criminalize Activists And Whistleblowers

Agribusiness and their lobbyists continue to convince legislatures to pass bills criminalizing whistleblowers, who expose animal cruelty or malfeasance.

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Center For American Progress President Neera Tanden speaks at a meeting of the Democratic Party Platform Committee.
05 Sep 2017

Former Clinton Aide Disingenuously Presents Herself As Bold ‘Fight For $15’ Advocate

Clinton Democrats like Neera Tanden may want to lead the call for $15 minimum wage, but if they can’t reckon with their past opposition, they’re flawed messengers.

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James Kirchick (Foreign Policy Initiative, Korrespondent, Daily Beast) Foto: Stephan Röhl via Flickr.
29 Aug 2017

Why Did The New York Times Give A Right Wing Parasite A Platform To Slander Chelsea Manning?

The New York Times provided a platform to a neoconservative writer, who was disappointed the military did not sentence Chelsea Manning to the electric chair.

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29 Aug 2017

CIA Must Help With FOIA Request For Records On Torturers, Appeals Court Rules

An appeals court ruled the CIA and other agencies have no right to “resist disclosure” if a requester fails to adequately describe records they request via FOIA.

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Police Tape. Photo by Tony Webster on Flickr.
28 Aug 2017

Federal Appeals Court Affirms First Amendment Right To Criticize Cops

A federal appeals court affirmed the right of citizens to criticize police and ruled Minnesota officers are not immune from a lawsuit alleging rights violations.

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28 Aug 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 30: Obama’s ‘Good War’ In Afghanistan Is Trump’s War Now

In an abbreviated edition of the “Unauthorized Disclosure” weekly podcast, the show highlights listener comments and features a bit of a roasting of a well-known liberal centrist for his social media behavior. It also covers President Donald Trump’s decision to escalate the war in Afghanistan. The episode focuses on how

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23 Aug 2017

Have Hillary Clinton Supporters Tormented Progressives Enough To Satisfy Themselves?

Paul Waldman, a senior writer for the American Prospect and a contributor to the Washington Post’s Plum Line column, is out with a melodramatic performance piece tied to excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming book. It was headlined: “Has Hillary Clinton abased herself sufficiently to satisfy her critics?” The column instantly

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22 Aug 2017

Trump Offers Democrats An Opportunity To Finally Oppose Endless War In Afghanistan

President Donald Trump’s plan to escalate the war in Afghanistan is largely a continuation of his predecessor’s policy in Afghanistan, including President Barack Obama’s decision to abandon withdrawal of United States military forces in his last year in office. There was scant opposition to Obama’s pursuit of endless war during

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21 Aug 2017

Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 29: Charlottesville And Anti-Fascist Organizing

This week on the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast, we interview Juan Demetrixx, an organizer of Howard University Resist, and Jared Ware, journalist and producer of the “Beyond Prisons” podcast. Demetrixx talks about what he witnessed on the ground in Charlottesville a little more than a week ago. Ware highlights Redneck Revolt,

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17 Aug 2017

Survivors Win Confidential Settlement In Lawsuit Against CIA Torture Psychologists

Two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who were contracted by the CIA to develop torture techniques, agreed to a confidential settlement with torture survivors. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued Mitchell and Jessen on behalf of Suleiman Abdullah Salim, Mohamed Ahmed Ben Soud, and the family of Gul

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